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2017 Louisville advanced statistical profile

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Louisville Cardinals (ACC Atlantic)

2017 Schedule & Results
Record: 8-5 | Second-order wins (diff.): 8.5 (0.5) | S&P+ Rk: 16
Date Opponent Opp. S&P+ Rk Score W-L Win
Expectancy
Adj. Scoring
Margin
Percentile
Performance
Off.
Percentile
Def.
Percentile
2-Sep vs. Purdue 41 35-28 W 90% 11.6 74% 82% 38%
9-Sep at North Carolina 94 47-35 W 93% 13.9 76% 80% 35%
16-Sep Clemson 8 21-47 L 2% -18.0 19% 40% 23%
23-Sep Kent State 126 42-3 W 100% 42.0 93% 92% 97%
30-Sep Murray State N/A 55-10 W 100% 46.6 93% 94% 97%
5-Oct at NC State 38 25-39 L 4% -15.9 21% 44% 22%
14-Oct Boston College 66 42-45 L 54% 1.0 51% 86% 10%
21-Oct at Florida State 43 31-28 W 88% 11.0 73% 65% 60%
28-Oct at Wake Forest 37 32-42 L 0% -25.3 11% 60% 5%
11-Nov Virginia 85 38-21 W 99% 20.1 85% 89% 62%
18-Nov Syracuse 88 56-10 W 100% 35.6 92% 90% 89%
25-Nov at Kentucky 90 44-17 W 100% 37.0 93% 91% 81%
30-Dec vs. Mississippi State 28 27-31 L 14% -10.0 30% 48% 29%
Category Offense Rk Defense Rk
S&P+ 38.8 5 29.9 84
Points Per Game 41.3 12 29.7 75
Five Factors
Offense Defense
Category Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
EFFICIENCY Success Rate 47.7% 6 45.7% 106 40.3%
EXPLOSIVENESS IsoPPP 1.33 18 1.12 41 1.17
FIELD POSITION Avg. FP 27.0 119 29.1 55 29.6
FINISHING DRIVES Pts. Per Trip in 40 4.71 44 4.22 47 4.42
TURNOVER MARGIN EXPECTED 3.2 37 Turnover Luck (PPG):
-0.47
ACTUAL 2 53
Rushing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Rushing S&P+ 133.6 3 91.7 94 100.0
Rushing Success Rate 50.3% 5 46.8% 103 42.2%
Rushing IsoPPP 1.22 7 0.81 19 0.92
Adj. Line Yards 136.1 1 97 77 100.0
Opportunity Rate 49.5% 1 39.8% 87 38.5%
Power Success Rate 66.7% 72 76.7% 111 67.7%
Stuff Rate 15.4% 16 17.8% 81 19.3%

Individual Rushing Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Rushes Yards TD Yards/
Carry
Hlt Yds/
Opp.
Opp.
Rate
Fumbles
(Lost)
Lamar Jackson QB 6'3, 211 JR 203 1759 18 8.7 7.7 57.1% 9 (3)
Reggie Bonnafon RB 6'3, 212 SR 93 459 7 4.9 5.0 37.6% 1 (1)
Malik Williams RB 6'3, 221 SR 67 531 4 7.9 9.3 47.8% 1 (1)
Dae Williams RB 6'2, 227 FR 38 235 3 6.2 6.4 39.5% 0 (0)
Trey Smith RB 6'0, 225 SO 21 124 0 5.9 3.6 47.6% 0 (0)
Jawon Pass QB 6'4, 220 FR 9 83 1 9.2 9.2 55.6% 0 (0)
Tobias Little FB 6'0, 248 SO 9 27 0 3.0 1.4 33.3% 0 (0)
Colin Wilson RB 6'1, 222 FR 6 69 0 11.5 8.5 66.7% 0 (0)
Jeremy Smith RB 6'2, 224 SR 5 8 0 1.6 0.5 20.0% 1 (1)
NOTE: Quarterback run totals above do not include sacks (which are counted toward pass averages below) or kneeldowns.
Passing
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing S&P+ 123.6 12 89.8 103 100.0
Passing Success Rate 45.4% 19 44.5% 102 40.3%
Passing IsoPPP 1.44 68 1.47 72 1.48
Adj. Sack Rate 113.6 48 102.7 63 100

Individual Passing Stats

Player Ht, Wt Year Comp Att Yards TD INT Comp
Rate
Sacks Sack Rate Yards/
Att.
Lamar Jackson 6'3, 211 JR 254 430 3660 27 10 59.1% 29 6.3% 7.6
Jawon Pass 6'4, 220 FR 23 33 238 2 0 69.7% 4 10.8% 5.9

Individual Receiving Stats

Player Pos. Ht, Wt Year Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/
Catch
Yds/
Target
Catch Rate Success Rate Target
Rate
Jaylen Smith WR 6'4, 219 JR 98 60 980 7 16.3 10.0 61.2% 56.1% 22.1%
Dez Fitzpatrick WR 6'2, 200 FR 77 45 699 9 15.5 9.1 58.4% 50.6% 17.3%
Seth Dawkins WR 6'3, 214 SO 65 42 642 4 15.3 9.9 64.6% 55.4% 14.6%
Charles Standberry TE 6'3, 243 SR 51 29 306 4 10.6 6.0 56.9% 47.1% 11.5%
Traveon Samuel WR 5'7, 170 JR 35 21 339 0 16.1 9.7 60.0% 40.0% 7.9%
Reggie Bonnafon RB 6'3, 212 SR 30 21 182 1 8.7 6.1 70.0% 40.0% 6.8%
Malik Williams RB 6'3, 221 SR 17 14 136 0 9.7 8.0 82.4% 47.1% 3.8%
Micky Crum TE 6'4, 248 JR 17 8 99 0 12.4 5.8 47.1% 41.2% 3.8%
Corey Reed WR 6'3, 196 FR 15 8 145 0 18.1 9.7 53.3% 46.7% 3.4%
Kemari Averett TE 6'6, 271 FR 7 7 79 1 11.3 11.3 100.0% 100.0% 1.6%
Emonee Spence WR 6'3, 197 SO 7 5 48 0 9.6 6.9 71.4% 42.9% 1.6%
Josh Johnson WR 5'11, 175 FR 6 3 52 0 17.3 8.7 50.0% 33.3% 1.4%
Javonte Bagley WR 6'3, 203 SR 6 4 43 2 10.8 7.2 66.7% 50.0% 1.4%
Jordan Davis TE 6'4, 255 SO 5 4 88 1 22.0 17.6 80.0% 60.0% 1.1%
Dae Williams RB 6'2, 227 FR 3 2 17 0 8.5 5.7 66.7% 66.7% 0.7%
Colin Wilson RB 6'1, 222 FR 2 2 15 0 7.5 7.5 100.0% 50.0% 0.5%
Standard Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Standard Downs S&P+ 121.8 7 89.2 118 100.0
Standard Downs Success Rate 51.2% 18 52.2% 119 46.5%
Standard Downs IsoPPP 1.25 11 1.03 55 1.07
SD Line Yards per Carry 3.48 4 3.04 82 2.92
SD Sack Rate 5.8% 81 5.6% 54 5.3%
Passing Downs
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk Nat'l Avg.
Passing Downs S&P+ 141.3 4 98.9 74 100.0
Passing Downs Success Rate 39.8% 5 29.9% 67 30.7%
Passing Downs IsoPPP 1.54 60 1.48 59 1.53
PD Line Yards per Carry 4.61 1 2.89 38 3.22
PD Sack Rate 6.4% 50 6.4% 88 7.8%
Situational
Offense Defense
Avg. Rk Avg. Rk
Q1 S&P+ 128.2 13 80.2 122
Q2 S&P+ 143.6 3 101.6 63
Q3 S&P+ 112.8 40 97.7 79
Q4 S&P+ 130.1 3 81.8 124
1st Down S&P+ 130.6 5 89.0 109
2nd Down S&P+ 121.5 15 93.8 93
3rd Down S&P+ 130.4 5 89.8 102
Offensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 52.8% 104 60.0%
Pass Downs Run Rate 36.2% 52 35.3%
Adj. Pace -0.4 54 +0.0
% of Solo Tackles 77.1% 39 73.8%
Defensive Footprint
Team Rk Nat'l Average
Std. Downs Run Rate 58.4% 82 59.9%
Pass. Downs Run Rate 34.1% 80 35.0%
Overall Havoc Rate 16.9% 51 16.0%
DL Havoc Rate 1.1% 129 4.9%
LB Havoc Rate 8.6% 2 4.4%
DB Havoc Rate 7.1% 44 6.5%
PD to INC 37.9% 20 33.9%
Individual Defensive Stats
Name Pos Ht, Wt Year Tackles TFL (Sacks) Run Stuffs* Int (PBU) FF Succ. Rate**
Chucky Williams S 6'2, 216 SR 64.5 1 (0) 2 3 (5) 3 73.2%
Dorian Etheridge LB 6'3, 227 FR 61.5 3 (0) 4 0 (2) 0 51.9%
Zykiesis Cannon DB 6'0, 185 SR 56.0 2.5 (0) 1 0 (5) 0 75.0%
Stacy Thomas LB 6'1, 242 SR 54.0 7.5 (3) 14 1 (3) 0 29.0%
Trevon Young LB 6'4, 254 SR 49.5 12 (4.5) 12 0 (5) 0 30.6%
Dee Smith S 6'1, 202 JR 43.0 1 (0) 1 1 (1) 0 55.0%
Jon Greenard LB 6'4, 257 SO 38.5 15.5 (7) 10 0 (1) 1 17.0%
Trumaine Washington CB 5'10, 181 SR 37.0 1 (1) 0 4 (10) 1 78.0%
James Hearns LB 6'3, 249 SR 35.5 13.5 (7) 11 0 (3) 4 21.4%
Ronald Walker CB 6'1, 196 SR 30.5 1 (0) 3 0 (2) 0 70.4%
Khane Pass S 6'1, 207 SO 30.0 3 (0) 5 1 (1) 1 60.0%
TreSean Smith S 6'1, 191 FR 27.0 4 (1) 4 2 (1) 0 75.0%
De'Asian Richardson DE 6'3, 326 SR 21.0 2 (0) 7 0 (1) 0 42.9%
Isaac Stewart LB 6'2, 247 JR 20.5 2 (0) 3 0 (0) 1 50.0%
Russ Yeast CB 5'11, 181 FR 19.0 1 (0) 1 0 (2) 0 69.6%
Henry Famurewa DL 6'2, 290 JR 18.5 3 (2) 4 0 (0) 0 26.1%
C.J. Avery S 5'11, 205 FR 18.0 0.5 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 52.4%
G.G. Robinson DT 6'4, 302 SO 17.5 3 (0) 4 0 (1) 0 32.1%
Jaire Alexander CB 5'11, 192 JR 16.0 1 (0) 1 1 (4) 0 63.2%
Tabarius Peterson LB 6'3, 250 FR 13.5 0 (0) 0 0 (1) 1 40.0%
Drew Bailey DL 6'5, 294 SR 12.0 0 (0.5) 1 0 (0) 0 31.3%
London Iakopo LB 6'0, 223 JR 9.0 1.5 (1) 2 0 (0) 0 36.4%
Lamarques Thomas DB 6'0, 184 SO 7.0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Amonte Caban LB 6'1, 254 SO 7.0 0 (0) 2 0 (0) 0 37.5%
Derek Dorsey DL 6'3, 290 FR 5.0 0 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 37.5%

* Stuffs are rushes stopped at or behind the line. They are not necessarily tackles for loss (since they include zero-yard gains), so adding sacks and stuffs won't necessarily equal TFLs. Also: the figure is based on how many stuffs a tackler has taken part in -- solo tackles and assist tackles count for the same amount.

** For defenders, Success Rate is defined as the offense's success rate on plays in which the defender made a tackle. The lower the number, the better for the defender. On average, due to proximity to the line of scrimmage, defensive linemen will produce lower success rates than linebackers, who producer lower rates than defensive backs.

Special Teams

Rating Rank
Special Teams S&P+ 0.4 39
Category Rate Rank
FG Value (per kick) 0.35 17
Punt Success Rate 65.1% 31
Kickoff Success Rate 63.7% 98
Punt Return Success Rate 29.2% 114
Kick Return Success Rate 29.2% 120
Place-Kicker Ht, Wt Year PAT FG Pct
Blanton Creque 5'11, 188 SO 58-59 17-20 85.0%
Punter Ht, Wt Year Punts Avg TB FC I20 FC/I20
Ratio
Mason King 6'3, 211 SO 43 43.9 2 11 7 41.9%
Kicker Ht, Wt Year Kickoffs Avg TB TB% OOB Fair
Catches
Onside
Att
Onside
Success
Blanton Creque 5'11, 188 SO 84 60.8 22 26.2% 1 3 2 0
Evan O'Hara 6'0, 209 SO 5 56.4 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0
Austin Johnson 6'2, 198 FR 2 55.5 1 50.0% 0 0 0 0
Punt Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Reggie Bonnafon 6'3, 212 SR 12 6.8 0 8 1 (1)
Russ Yeast 5'11, 181 FR 10 3.3 0 5 0 (0)
Jaire Alexander 5'11, 192 JR 1 6.0 0 1 0 (0)
Kick Returner Ht, Wt Year Returns Avg. TD Fair Catch Fumbles (Lost)
Seth Dawkins 6'3, 214 SO 12 21.3 0 0 0 (0)
Traveon Samuel 5'7, 170 JR 11 18.5 0 0 0 (0)
Charles Standberry 6'3, 243 SR 1 12.0 0 0 0 (0)
Tackler Pos Ht, Wt Year ST Tackles PR Avg KR Avg
Dee Smith S 6'1, 202 JR 9.5 5.5 27.3
Chucky Williams S 6'2, 216 SR 8.0 5.0 20.5
TreSean Smith S 6'1, 191 FR 7.0 17.9
Lamarques Thomas DB 6'0, 184 SO 7.0 21.5 20.5
Tabarius Peterson LB 6'3, 250 FR 6.5 20.4

Stats via SportSource Analytics